82 1100i Ignition switch


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82 1100i Ignition switch

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Hi All
well its late Sept and I am still fixing on my bike.
I plan on actually stripping my wing to the frame. powder coating frame and bringing body parts for paint at BTC Auto body program.
FOR NOW! i just want to ride the few days left before the RAIN SETS IN. My latest problem is Ignition switch. I have to wiggle key on and of to find a sweet spot for the power to stay on. it has happened before,bike sits out side,and I sprayed WD40 in key slot. worked great for a while, but i thought i was walking home from last night from the last race of season at Deming Speedway. I also looked at the How to articles and did not find I switch repair.
I did not see Ignition switches listed on the Bike Bandit site. any suggestions?
THANKS
Larry


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EMGO should have your switch and also J.C. Whitney had one also listed. Hope this helps.
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Based on my experience with my '83 Aspy switch (totally unobtainable), you can take it apart and do a clean and re-lube.

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Ok, if the cleaning of the switch and greasing doesn't do the trick, I found some ignition switches. There was a post of 02/07/14 by wing admin on switches at JC Whitney. Still have them as of today,13 or 14 dollars that is supposed to do the trick. Part number is 12174G. Also CMSNL has 2 brand new Honda switches for the A or I 83. They are as of today about 183.00 Part number 35100MB9010. .......
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What happens is the contact buttons wear down and so contact can be stretchy..if you take it apart solder new/to add the buttons to make them stand out a bit more and slap her back together..it will last for years. the pics are from a 75?? but they are about the same..be careful taking the cover off the plastic gets brittle.








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Thanks for the info. as always, many have walked or have ridden down the same road.
of course yesterday when my boys asked me what was wrong with my bike ,i went to show them and the switch worked every single time i turned it on and off.
It will wait a few weeks tell our winter hits hard and I will take it apart.
my Parts Bike, has been sitting outside for the last 10 years of its life. It's switch feels awful gritty. I may practice on it. or use parts of it.
I kind of miss my old BMW 76 R90/6 everything seemed to be Rebuild-able, if a person was a watchmaker that is.
thanks again,
Larry B
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Don't spray WD-40 into your lock!

It leaves behind an oily residue, meant to keep things from rusting. It will coat the tiny pins in the lock, get stiff and bind up with grime, and next thing you know, you won't be able to unlock or start your bike.

Spray a solvent cleaner into the lock (brake cleaner will work) that will dissolve and remove the WD-40 residue, and flush out any remaining contaminants. The best thing to spray into a lock is graphite, which is a great lubricant, but is completely dry.

Don't spray graphite into the switch portion of the lock, as it is conductive.
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solvent will cause plastic parts to disintegrate. as I have learned the hard way.
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lbman wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:05 am solvent will cause plastic parts to disintegrate. as I have learned the hard way.
Depends on the type of solvent. Some are stated safe for plastic parts. Most electrical contact cleaner solvents (i.e. CRC) are safe for use on plastics.
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thanks for info. over thunk that one a bit..o well or under thunk.
I will check out the Doner bike's switch. I figure that now I have a practice bike as well as some spare parts. i can get this old bike to be as reliable as it was new.
thanks to all who post
Larry B


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